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The Borders Extended Self-Guided Bicycle Tour (9 Nights)

Tour code: FABSG9

Tour Overview

This tour extends the 7 nights Borders tour with additional stopovers in Selkirk and in Innerleithen, adding two splendid loop rides to the shorter itinerary.

Starting from Edinburgh you ride east to Musselburgh and then follow the coast to the picturesque resort of North Berwick en route to historic Dunbar.  The second leg leads you inland into the wild sheep-dotted Lammemuir Hills, visiting Abbey St  Bathans and Duns on the way to Kelso for a two night stopover. The loop ride from Kelso offers marvellous Borders scenery and the chance to visit Floors Castle. Next stop is Selkirk – en route you will see Dryburgh Abbey, Scott’s View and Thirlstane Castle and perhaps lunch in quaint Melrose. From Selkirk you follow the Tweed valley to Innerleithen – one of the best known mountain biking centres in Britain. Heading north from Innerleithen you enjoy spectacular moorland and some wonderful views over Edinburgh on the approach to the city.
For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

The itinerary follows routes A, B, C, E, F, H, I and J
The tour is rated B – suitable for average and experienced cyclists and for fit novices – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • North Berwick
  • Tantillon Castle
  • Kelso Abbey
  • Abbotsford
  • Harestanes
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Scotts View
  • Etterick Valley
  • St Mary’s Loch
  • Traquair House

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Options

  • Spend an extra night or two in Edinburgh at the beginning or end of the biking.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Start
Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at EDINBURGH        
2 route A Edinburgh Dunbar    
Musselburgh, Scorrish Seabird Centre, Tantillon Castle, Bass Rock
3 route B Dunbar Kelso    
St Abbs Head, Abbey St Bathans, Duns, Coldstream
4 route C Kelso Kelso  
Kelso Abbey, Floors Castle, Harestanes Centre, Waterloo Monument
5 route E Kelso Selkirk  
Dryburgh Abbey, Scott's View, Donkey Sanctaury, Eildon Hills, Melrose Abbey
6 route F Selkirk Selkirk  
Minto, Hawick, Abbotsford House, Bowhill
7 route H Selkirk Innerleithen  
Etterickbridge, Traquair House, St Mary's Loch, Yair Forest
8 route I Innerleithen Innerleithen  
Kailzie Gardens, Peebles, Neidpath Castle, Heriot, Stow
9 route J Innerleithen Edinburgh      
Bonnyrigg, Moorfoot Hills, Roslyn Chapel
10 depart from EDINBURGH          

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
basic cost per person sharing
795
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
265
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
Hybrid
110
Road
175
pannier rental per pair
FREE
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
295
additional charge per rider
15

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